MultiMachine, free book, almost free 10 in 1 machine
The newsgroup at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/multimachine/ has a new "How to build" book in "files". I'll be the first to admit that the machine is a little crude by HSM standards as is my workmanship. The MultiMachine is meant to be built by semi-skilled mechanics in underveloped countries but machinists everywhere occasionally need to turn down a manhole cover or use a 5" spindle bore and here is an almost free machine that can do it. It can be built in a 150 pound version or in a slightly larger 5 ton model (3 ton tailstock is extra).
As Lindsay says "You can't hardly beat the price!"
I joined that group long ago , it looks like it has progressed quite a bit since then.